Does Express Entry affect employers?

In January 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada launches its new electronic system, Express Entry, to manage applications for permanent residence under certain economic immigration programs.

The Government of Canada, provinces/territories and Canadian employers will be able to select people from the Express Entry pool.

Before looking in Express Entry, employers must first make every effort to try and find a Canadian or permanent resident to fill vacant job opportunities.

Employers in Canada who cannot find a Canadian or permanent resident for a permanent job will be able to consider candidates from the pool who meet their needs.

Express Entry and the Government of Canada's Job Bank will let eligible employers in Canada and skilled foreign nationals connect with one another more easily, making integration faster once immigrants arrive in Canada.